This family vacationed at Trail’s End in Angel Fire, which Alicia found on VRBO. What an awesome place for a family vacation! The log home is large and spacious, the front porch is to die for, and you can see the natural beauty that surrounded the house! The wildflowers were everywhere and the light was playing tricks on us. The beautiful fence went on for days along with the national forest on on three sides of the property. Can you believe it even rained, for about 50 seconds, and then suddenly the sun came out. We captured those rain shots, as we didn’t even stop shooting! The kids and dog (also considered a kid) had so much fun playing and posing for the photos. And although the fire season tried to steal our mountain views, the smoke only added to the gorgeousness. Angel Fire can be magical, and this was certainly one of those evenings.
Deanna and Wyatt were stuck in New Mexico when the entire country shut down due to Covid in May of 2020. Forced into backcountry camping, these two to completely fell in love with Carson National Forest and the beauty of northern New Mexico. They decided to travel back to Taos this summer to discover some new places and revisit some places that were closed the first time they came through. And that’s when Wyatt proposed to Deanna…and the wedding planning began, for a New Mexico wedding! This destination wedding will take place at Shady Brook in Taos Canyon in July of 2022!
We shot some pics at the future wedding site at Shady Brook, and with the sign that welcomed them to their future wedding venue. Afterwards we popped over to a nearby campground and had a great hike up to the popular cave of Taos Canyon. The trail was quiet and cool and the forest was lusciously green after the six weeks of recent monsoons.
Congratulations to Deanna and Wyatt and cheers to their upcoming New Mexico wedding!
This family came to the mountains of New Mexico to enjoy the wilderness and escape the Texas heat! This family vacation in Red River consisted of pony rides, biking, climbing, go carts, hiking, fishing, and a family photo shoot for upcoming Christmas cards! Although the kids wanted to be really silly, we talked them into some sweet smiles by promising some goofy photos too. Here’s to family vacations and having fun and capturing all of that in your memorable family photos.
Allie and Stephen had wonderful wedding plans to get married in Banff, Canada with a ton of family and friends. And like so many weddings, these two had to “pivot” and refigure their plans due to coronavirus. After much searching and thinking and deciding and confirming and then some more deciding and pivoting, the engaged couple decided on a sweet little private ceremony with just their dog and parents, in the mountains of Taos, NM. The wind was wild on what was otherwise a perfect July evening. The light was so present and giving. This couple had fun, and laughed and cried and enjoyed every windy minute of their wedding elopement.
Here’s to merry weddings and laughable moments. And here’s to knowing that plans never go exactly as planned, so just roll with it. Many congratulations to Allie and Stephen!
Some families have annual family photo sessions to document how much their family changes each year; this is one of those families! I’ve been photographing this family for four years, since little Joni was a baby! These girls KNOW me and it’s taken a lot of anxiety out of family pictures since everyone feels so comfortable and knows what to expect from year to year. Family photo sessions usually only take about 45 minutes and we get some precious memories that last forever and ever. Capture your family photo for your Christmas cards or to update your framed photos around your home and grandma’s house too! Now booking for summer shoots and fall foliage sessions too!
The Call family is one big family! All five of the individual familiescame from five different states to meet up in Angel Fire, New Mexico for an extended family vacation! These travelers literally took planes, trains, and automobiles to make it out to this little mountain town. The 14 children and 10 adults all stayed in one rental home together and were ready when I arrived. Although we at times there was chaos, we captured some great photos and made precious memories for this huge family.